Sometimes the little things get overlooked in your daily recycling sort. Plastic bottles? Check. Coffee lids? Eh, maybe. While we would all love to be uber-green and create our own textile piles from unraveled sweater threads, the reality is some things get left behind. Like say, your used up Bic. And while you can take […]
Everybody’s saying the environment is going down the toilet. But simple fixes around the house can help prevent it. With one easy adjustment, you’ll save money, water and the environment… one flush at a time.
Ever look at the base of your plastic water bottle and wonder what that little number means? You’d be smart to know those numbers since some of them can be detrimental to your health. Look for the number enclosed in the recycle symbol (arrows that form a triangle) at the bottom of your plastic container. […]
How many of us have fallen prey to organizational thingy-bobs, use them for a while, and then become, well, unorganized again? We’re thinking specifically about those little hooked key holders you nail to the wall next to your front or back door. They’re supposed to make it convenient for you to walk into the house, […]
Do you need some extra cash? Is your clutter piling up on you? The perfect summer solution is throwing and attending a yard sale. This week Threadbanger shows you how to prep and carry-out a successful sale, and shows you how to spot a score. A few key points will help you spot the key […]
When is it a good idea not to buy local food? When you’re buying Kopali Organics food. Now we’re not advocating locavores start sourcing their food from all over the globe like we did before we knew better…but there are exceptions to every rule, and Kopali Organics serves as a good example of the local […]
If you live in an urban area or an apartment, or otherwise can’t have a garden of your own, consider joining a community garden. In a community garden, a group of people share plots of land in one spot. This way you can still enjoy gardening and reaping what you sow, even if you don’t […]
Perhaps you’re like the average American and you’ve found yourself suddenly surrounded by small electronic devices that (feasibly) make your life easier. With those time saving wonders come lots of plugs and cords that get tangled up and lost just when you need them. What’s an eco-minded tech-savvy guy or gal to do? Check out […]
Morgan Freeman joins with Sierra Club and PLAN!TNOW to talk about climate change and the need to get prepared for big storms and natural disasters in a PSA called “the School of Big Storms”. Our thoughts are with Mr. Freeman as he recovers from a terrible crash over the weekend. Get well soon!
This week The New York Times reported that out of the thirty largest cities in the U.S., Houston is the lamest (our term, not the NYT’s) when it comes to recycling. They recycle only 2.6% of their total waste compared to New York City, which recycles 34%, and San Francisco, which recycles a whopping 69% […]